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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,791
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 I rode 25 miles on a flat tubed front tire, after...

I rode 25 miles on a flat tubed front tire, after removing the tube and filling the tire with grass.
Grass kept it rolling like 50% flat with no handling problems.
Grass got compacted that much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,231
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Nothing to be afraid of as long as you don't...

Nothing to be afraid of as long as you don't close the throttle, stay loose on the handlebar and don't overload the front tire with unnecessary inputs.
If the front tire stays put, the rear tire...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 94,824
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 This is true, as well as the fact that in order...

This is true, as well as the fact that in order to come out of a lean, we also counter-steer.

How the hip movement or counter-leaning could apply to those two cases?



:1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 94,824
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Very interesting academic paper, John; thank you....

Very interesting academic paper, John; thank you.
Nevertheless, I don't see how it does not agree with my statement.

When a racer starts hanging off left while still moving on a straight line...
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 You have responded your own question. All you...

You have responded your own question.
All you need in the bedroom is a temperature sensor, which the simplest of T-stat's offers.

Consider that when satisfying the bedroom, the living room will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 94,824
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Either consciously or unconsciously, MotoGP racer...

Either consciously or unconsciously, MotoGP racer must counter-steer as much as all of us: there is no shortcut around that. :1drink
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,256
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 How did you find out that it had slipped on the...

How did you find out that it had slipped on the pin?
What prevents it from happening again?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,053
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Two non-emergency tasks: thinking of the horn and...

Two non-emergency tasks: thinking of the horn and of things going through your mind.
Those two seconds that could save your life are too precious to be cluttered with confusing thoughts.
Practice...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 83,194
Posted By lnewqban
Question Are Honda Gold Wing's included? (1,832 cc = 1.8...

Are Honda Gold Wing's included? (1,832 cc = 1.8 liter) :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,467
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Did you braked at that point?

Did you braked at that point?
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 If you have a brass or copper part close to the...

If you have a brass or copper part close to the cast iron housing, you are seeing and electrolytic corrosion.

If that is true and you cannot remove that brass material, you could install a piece...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,609
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Coming back from studying my physics a bit more...

Coming back from studying my physics a bit more ............ you are correct.

My post has been corrected.

Thanks :freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,609
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 There is this thing named convection that makes...

There is this thing named convection that makes the coolant and heat flow from the hot to the cool areas without the action of the pump.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convection

When the pump is...
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,442
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Please read this: ...

Please read this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brake_fluid

Yes, as soon as the fluid (except DOT 5) gets in contact with humid air, it absorbs moisture.
If the seal of the main reservoir is not...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,958
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 What he said. :freaky I would add: Run...

What he said. :freaky

I would add: Run your engine long and hard enough so it reaches design temperature, avoiding carbon deposits.

Castor oil is not cheap, but is the best protection against...
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,008
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 http://www.yanchor.com/Y-max%20901.html ...

http://www.yanchor.com/Y-max%20901.html

http://50.6.224.4/images/new-copy-trans.gif

http://50.6.224.4/images/dddddddddd.JPG
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,936
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 <iframe width="640" height="360"...

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/J73XRDGPcpE?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J73XRDGPcpE)
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 http://www.dansmc.com/gearshifters.htm ...

http://www.dansmc.com/gearshifters.htm

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/917505-crf230f-transmission-shifting-issues/#!J0aWH
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-06-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6,074
Views: 480,903
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Old is cool: ...

Old is cool:

http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/mcy/4445264881.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00c0c_blXVsAITYw7_600x450.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,936
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 The Combined center of gravity remains in the...

The Combined center of gravity remains in the same position.
What the rider does by moving his CG in is pushing the bike out a couple of degrees (more vertically).
The lateral forces on the contact...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,936
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 As far as I know, no influence.

As far as I know, no influence.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,936
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 It is the other way around. :1drink Lean angle...

It is the other way around. :1drink
Lean angle is measured from a vertical line.

What really matters to absolute (system) lean angle (which generally differs form the angle the bike or frame...
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Another calculator: ...

Another calculator:

https://www.efunda.com/designstandards/springs/calc_comp_designer.cfm

However, you will not know the exact Youngs modulus of the steel of your spring.

Measuring it will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,936
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26/Gyroscope_wheel_animation.gif

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/82/Gyroscope_precession.gif

The cross section to diameter ratio...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,414
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Bowden cables can cease to function smoothly,...

Bowden cables can cease to function smoothly, particularly if water or contaminants get into the housing.
Unless one (or both) of the cables is fraying, proper service (cleaning plus lubrication)...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Being five years old and rolling in a humid...

Being five years old and rolling in a humid climate, it is normal that some electrical connectors have deteriorated.
I would check all the safety switches and all the contacts of the ignition...
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,008
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 http://50.6.224.4/images/ground%20anchor.JPG

http://50.6.224.4/images/ground%20anchor.JPG
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,093
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 http://i43.tinypic.com/2ebyfm1.jpghttp://www.googl...

http://i43.tinypic.com/2ebyfm1.jpghttp://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&docid=ebJCNjmCLhUtEM&tbnid=3gl6nqogh06I-M:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twowheels...
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 I believe that it is just a double check (measure...

I believe that it is just a double check (measure twice, cut once type of advice).

If the engine has valves-piston interference, those parts alternatively occupy the same point inside the...
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,093
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 That is too little torque for any normal torque...

That is too little torque for any normal torque wrench.

Any 1/4" ratchet is a lever of about 6"; applying around 7 lbs at its end is that torque.
Your hand will apply the force around half way...
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 http://www.kriegercamchaintensioners.com/ ...

http://www.kriegercamchaintensioners.com/

Click on About Tensioners
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 You should measure the chain as the repair manual...

You should measure the chain as the repair manual indicates in order to determine how much wear is in it.

The spring may have become weak due to heat or the plunge may have some crude to fight in...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,427
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Fully agree with this post !!! :freaky I...

Fully agree with this post !!! :freaky

I would never replace a compressor in a 10 years old system, especially if the coils of that compressor are toasted and junk got into the lines. :1drink...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,139
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 The whole KTM 990 Adventure weights around 460 lb...

The whole KTM 990 Adventure weights around 460 lb dry.
Your geared body plus bike's fluids add about 260 lbs.
That is a total weight of 720 lb.

Let's assume your rear is carrying 60~65% of that...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,342
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 No, no, I was just kidding. :1drink I...

No, no, I was just kidding. :1drink

I understand you, as I have a similar situation with my model airplanes, tools, old car, etc. :freaky
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=368468
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,342
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Getting rid of 28 of those bikes will solve your...

Getting rid of 28 of those bikes will solve your problem. :1drink

The light beam of a good LED flashlight projected along the ceiling could tell you where those trusses are.

If you still...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,108
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 When your only option is stopping as soon as...

When your only option is stopping as soon as possible, everything else is secondary, even downshifting:
http://www.msgroup.org/Tip.aspx?Num=216&Set=

Practicing emergency braking twice a year is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,108
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 You are missing the rotational inertia of the...

You are missing the rotational inertia of the engine.

If the braking is quick enough, your engine may be fighting your brakes during the time it takes for rpms to drop down to close to idle.

If...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,942
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Check the fan, where vibration, dust and humid...

Check the fan, where vibration, dust and humid air have more reasons to mess electric contacts up.

Contacts of the switch are the second in line.

Best luck!
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